PFC Abbott #2390316
MOS: 0351 Antitank Assaultman.
Terry was born in Okmulgee, prior to his family moving to New Hampshire,
where he attended Lancaster High School until he dropped out during his sophomore year to enlist in the Marines 31 May 1966, at a recruiting office in Manchester. He graduated 7 July 1966 with Platoon 2010, at the Parris Marine Recruit Depot.
When Terry arrived in Vietnam 11 June 1967, he was assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division. While in the vicinity of The Citadel in Hue, during TET the Marines encountered hostile forces attempting a take over. Terry died as a result of gunshot wounds to the head and body from hostile rifle fire. The battalion lost 28 Marines and 1 Corpsman, during the fierce and instense fighting.
Survived by his parents, Reginald Harvey and Alice Louise Cryen Abbott, his 2 brothers; Stephen R and Tracey L and sister; Penny L Abbott all of 112
Summer St, Lancaster, New Hampsire.
PFC CO B 5 MAR 1 MAR DIV
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